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How to Select Proper Commercial Entryway Matting


The selection and placement of your commercial entryway matting is far more important than many cleaning professionals and building engineers realize. Installing the right entryway matting system in the right location can significantly help keep a building cleaner and healthier, as well as reducing the overall cleaning and maintenance costs throughout the entire building. One of the most common mistakes that facility managers make when buying entryway matting is specifying mats that are simply too small to...

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How to Clean Your Commercial Entrance Matting


Choosing the right commercial entrance matting to buy is the first step to cleaner, safer flooring in your building - but it's only half the work to be done!  Dirty matting, no matter how high quality, is ineffective matting.  But fortunately, it's not hard to keep your entrance matting clean and working its best!  The cleaner you keep your entrance matting, the longer it will last and the more effective it will be at keeping your...

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Posted July 25, 2018 in Matting, Commercial Floor Mats|0 Comments

Study Shows Slip-and-Fall Accidents Scare Away Restaurant Repeat Business


Slip and fall accidents are a serious concern, but many restaurant operators overlook just how much these accidents can impact their bottom line beyond the obvious ways.  To help these restaurants better understand just how costly these accidents can be, the Cintas Corporation commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a telephone survey of over 1000 American adults to identify how they would react to learning about a slip-and-fall accident at a restaurant they frequented. The survey found...

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Easy ways to prevent slip and fall accidents


Did you know that slip and fall accidents are one of the most common (and most costly!) liabilities faced by commercial buildings that are open to the public?  In Florida in 2010, a retail customer that slipped and fell was awarded over $1.3 million by a Broward County jury after the business owners were found negligent for not routinely checking walkways for potential dangers.  In 2009, a jury in San Francisco awarded $265,000 to a shopper...

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How does LEED impact your entrance mat needs?


There's an old proverb that that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it rings true even when it comes to your commercial building's entrances.  Keeping your entrances clean and safe depends on much more than just your floors - everything from the right plantings and vegetation, to programs designed to keep sidewalks and parking lots clean, to placing sufficient entrance matting indoors and out can prevent dirt from coming inside.  Some companies...

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5 Reasons Why LVT is Better Than Hardwood


Thinking about new flooring in your restaurant, coffee shop, grocery store, or farmer's market?  Do you love the warmth and look of wood, but are worried about how it will withstand such a demanding environment?  Don't worry - luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the answer you've been looking for!  Check out these top five reasons why LVT is better than hardwood for commercial flooring applications: Variety LVT comes in thousands and thousands of different colours, styles, and...

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The Wrong Entrance Mat is a Hazard


The wrong entrance matting can make a bad situation worse - it can go from being an attempted solution to a problem into being a problem all its own! We were called out to look at the slippery wetness problems a local grocery store was having at their front entrance this past winter.  Once we arrived, it was easy to diagnose the issue!  The store was using a single 3-foot by 10-foot runner at their main entrance that...

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Virtually stain-proof commercial carpet


Did you know that Mohawk's Duracolor premium nylon carpet fibre is permanently guaranteed to resist 99% of all common stains?  That’s right, the stain protection is permanently built in, so you don’t have to worry about it washing off or wearing away like the temporary, topical treatments used by many other carpet fibres. In fact, the permanent stain protection is so good, Mohawk guarantees it. Traditional nylon carpet fibres have a positive charge that attracts the 99% of common stains that are negatively charged, causing many...

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Posted June 13, 2018 in Flooring, Carpets, Carpet Tiles|0 Comments

First Impressions Count with Entrance Matting


Everybody knows the old adage: you only get one chance to make a first impression! And the same rule applies to the front door of business. Your main entrance is the first thing your customers see, and it instantly gives them an idea about how you operate your business. What kind of impression do you want to make? Have a look at this west-coast casual dining restaurant's front lobby vestibule. What kind of impression does a crooked, sloppy...

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How Custom Welcome Mats Can Help Set The Right Mood for Your Clients


When it comes to designing your lobby or the entry way to your business, details are everything. It is not uncommon to have custom welcome mats made for your business. Think beyond basic hardware-store-quality mats to a high-performance entry mat with personality, purpose, and function. Brand Your Business Custom welcome mats are an easy way to brand your business. Even if subconsciously, stepping on a high-quality mat is something your patrons can feel—but there’s more! You can have...

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Posted May 30, 2018 in Entrance Mats, Custom Door Mats|0 Comments

5 Reasons Shopping Malls Should Use Non-Slip Entrance Mats


Non-slip entrance mats and strategically-placed floor mats are a must-have for all shopping malls. They increase floor safety, are functional through cleaning and drying, and can be designed to reinforce your mall's signature branding. Think beyond the main entrances to anywhere else a mat may be helpful, like service corridors, loading docks, and other points of entry for dirt and debris. Here are the top 5 reasons your mall needs non-slip mats: Reason #1 Minimize Slips And...

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Posted May 23, 2018 in Entrance Mats|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Entrance Matting Standards


Every year, thousands of people in North America are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident when entering a commercial building? While high-quality entrance matting can play a significant role in preventing accidental slips by removing moisture from pedestrian footwear, undersized or poor-quality matting often contributes to trips and falls when it buckles, curls, or is flipped over. In 2012, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B101 committee on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention...

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